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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Letters from Iwo Jima

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

 

This might be a first for Clint Eastwood--the way he doesn't tie his two pictures together.

Letters from Iwo Jima shows the Japanese side of the battle, and it results in one most powerful unique war movie.

The effective screenplay by Iris Yamashita paints a picture of these soldiers without ever resorting to the cliches of Japanese pride.

These men are like all soldiers -- frightened, confused, doing their duty -- and the awareness of what it's like to fight and die in a war.

Over the years, Clint Eastwood has matured into one of the great directors of all time -- and nothing proves it more than this film.

Letters from Iwo Jima is a compassionate look at the horror of war and the humanity that binds us all.

It's not so much a look into the enemy's mind as it is a look into ourselves.

Filmed in a monochromatic style, it's a nostalgic nod to old Hollywood, and its impact on audiences is both thought-provoking and moving.

Director Clint Eastwood takes a look at the other side of WWII from the Japanese point of view.

It's a very interesting, fascinating, and different way of viewing the history of this small island.

It took 880 ships and the lives of 6,700 marines to capture Iwo Jima. The Japanese kept the fight going for 40 days and lost 40,000 men.


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